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The Role of Development Aid in Conflict Transformation: Facilitating Empowerment Processes and Community Building

by Benedikt Korf; Christine Bigdon

Aug 1, 2004

This chapter will look into both the theoretical assumptions and expectations, as well as the practical experiences, of empowerment approaches within the field of development aid, with special regard to their potential for conflict transformation. The authors build upon the recent discourse in development policy that discusses the extent to which development cooperation can effectively contribute towards crisis prevention and conflict transformation.